As if a two pound kitten wasn't enough, we are in "negotiations" to acquire Duke, a rescued 90 pound Golden Retriever. The Hobbled Wife has been lurking on the RAGOM (Rescue a Golden of Minnesota) site for years, toying with the idea of adopting a Golden.
We finally applied with Ragom, and had a home visit from one of their volunteers and her dog. We apparently passed the test, and we got put on the list. The first dog we inquired about was adopted by another family, but now we are talking to Duke's foster Mom.
Interesting twist - M and I will be the first (perhaps the only) family members to meet Duke. We will see him on Saturday, September 19th at the RAGOM picnic at Snail Lake Regional Park. The Hobbled Wife and the Dude will be out of town, and it may be up to M and I to decide thumbs-up and thumbs-down on Duke. Apparently we will be given the power to act on behalf of the family - that's a lot of pressure. I'll keep you posted on how it turns out.
Perhaps next will we adopt a child, or a better yet a family.